The Ultimate Smart Home Theater System: How To Set It Up.
If the kitchen is the heart of the home, then the home theater is the brain. A home theater is a place where you can relax at the end of a long day and watch your favorite shows. Here you sit with bated breath watching the latest thrillers. Here you claim your absolute supremacy in Mario Kart once and for all.
For all of these reasons and more, a home theater setup is so important. With the right mix of smart accessories, you can create a smart home theater that will put you to shame any night for $ 12 a ticket – and still have popcorn with you.
The Projector, Or How To Stop Worrying & Love The Film
Your first home theater thought might be a large screen TV, and while that’s okay for small rooms, it’s a perfect smart home theater. With that in mind, you’ll need a projector, preferably 4K resolution.
LG HU80KA is one of the best choices. It can project up to 150 inches onto a suitable surface with crystal clear 4K resolution and HDR10 compatibility. It also has LG Smart TV streaming services, as well as the ability to share the screen from a connected smartphone or tablet.
From Sound Bar With Love
The phenomenal picture deserves equal sound, and few sound systems do it better than the Sonos 5.1 Surround Set. It combines the best qualities of a soundbar with the best aspects of a real surround sound system.
The Playbar features three-channel sound from six mid-range speakers and three tweeters, while a subwoofer with forced-canceling speakers delivers amazing bass with virtually no rattle.
The entire setup can be controlled via Amazon Alexa if you just want to listen to music too. It’s not all about the soundtrack.
Itâ€™s a Wonderful Light System
Traditional theatrical performances do not take into account the impact of proper light settings on viewing quality. Viewing a bright screen in a dark room is immersive, but it can also cause headaches and eye strain.
On the other hand, the right lighting in a smart home theater system can synchronize its colors with the colors on the screen and bring the atmosphere to the whole room. This not only helps to reduce eye strain, but also creates an effect that will not be forgotten soon.
Few smart lighting systems do this better than the Nanoleaf Rhythm lighting system. Not only does it use Nanoleaf’s new Screen Mirror technology to blend display colors with the colors of your movie, it can also sync any music you play to turn your home theater into an impromptu rave.
One Flew Over The Blu-Ray Player
While most of your media consumption is likely to come from streaming sources, you probably still have physical media in the form of DVDs, Blu-Ray and 4K discs. And what would a home theater be without the ability to play this multimedia?
Samsung Streaming 4K media player makes it easy to stream directly from your device, but it also upscales DVDs to 1080p for even better picture quality. Connect this media player to your audio system and projector and watch your favorite movies and home movies in crystal clear resolution.
The Power Strip Strikes Back
A large number of home theater devices require a reliable power supply. TP Link’s Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Power Strip is one of the best options, with six separate ports, each of which can be independently controlled.
It also has three USB ports for charging other devices. Built-in power monitoring lets you know how much power each device is using. You can also control the plug using any of the three main voice assistants. How is this useful to you?
Most importantly, the Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Power Strip has ETL certified surge protection. In the event of a thunderstorm, this strip can protect your devices from sudden power surges.
The Popcorn Redemption
Finally, no home theater is complete without popcorn. You can opt for an outdoor smart device (like the Instant Pot), but if you’ve decorated your smart home theater with the best of everything else, then the popcorn maker is no exception.
We recommend the Great Northern Popcorn Red Matinee Cinema Style Popcorn Maker. Long name, good popcorn. It adds a bit of classic cinema style to your home theater system, with the ability to produce two to three gallons of popcorn per batch. The built-in warmer will keep your popcorn warm throughout the movie, so you can refill as needed.
Combine these different devices into one room and you have the smart home theater system you’ve always dreamed of and one that makes your friends show up in your house every time a new Succession episode airs.